Champagne Delamotte Brut NV (Champagne, France) "...dry, fresh, power..."
Delamotte is relatively an unknown house to most, and for a relatively large house it fly’s under the radar compared to the other larger houses with heavy marketing and advertisement backing and support. But for those “in the know” it is regarded as a premium, unashamedly Chardonnay based house with a fresh and elegant style.
A blend of approximately 55% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier which combined give a wine of subtle power, appealing freshness, soft curves and a precise, fresh fruit finish, dry style that is balanced and elegant.
"Owned by Laurent-Perrier, this small house makes a great toasty Chardonnay-dominated non-vintage blend. Rich, full bodied and elegant; an impressive wine." - 93 points, Wine Enthusiast
"One of the best buys in exquisitely crafted Champagne, this wine smells of fresh bread dough intermixed with buttery citrus. It reveals light to medium body, extraordinary precision, and a lingering effervescence with tiny pinpoint bubbles." - 91 Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate